John Hubert Swift

May 20, 1937July 1, 2019

Mr. John H. Swift of Hermitage, Tennessee age 82 passed away July 1, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. John was born May 20, 1937 in Denver, CO to Hubert Evin Swift and Julia Eliza Weaver Swift.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Marsha Swift; daughter and son-in-law, Julia Swift Lewis and Justin Lewis and one grandson, James Dean Lewis.

John was a 1955 graduate of Donelson High School; he is a member of Dodson Chapel United Methodist Church; he is a retiree of the State of Tennessee working in the State Finance Administration. John was also a 32degree Scottish/York Rite Mason Al Menah Shrinner; charter member of the Hermitage Sportsman Club, Old Hickory Lodge 598 and member of the American Legion Post 88.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 8th, 2019 from the Mount Olivet Chapel with Chuck Workman and Larry Dearth officiating. Interment will follow at the Historic Mount Olivet Cemetery.

A Masonic Service will be held 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2019 following visitation. All welcome to attend.

Visitation July 7th, Sunday 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m.


  • Visitation Sunday, July 7, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Monday, July 8, 2019


John Hubert Swift

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Jo Barnett

July 8, 2019

John was one of the kindest men I've known. He and Marsha are the best neighbors anyone could ever have. Once I was out in my yard heavily "pruning" my crepe myrtle and he asked me if I was mad at it !! He had a gentle, quiet humor. He was always willing to help or let you borrow something he had. I wanted to get rid of shrubs that were ugly and diseased and he backed up his truck and put some chain around them and pulled them out by the roots. I'd have never been able to dig them all out. Marsha calls when she has extra food and offers to share. For someone tired of their own cooking, it's always a treat. Love and prayers are extended to Marsha, Julia, Justin and the new grandbaby who won't get to know this remarkable man.

Kellie Casas

July 7, 2019

Marsha and Julia,
I am so sorry to see of John's passing. I know you are both going through a rough time right now but I'm so glad he got to meet his grandson before leaving life on earth. I remember him picking Julia up from Tulip Grove Fun Company. He was such a kind man. Heaven has gained another angel. Please let me know if I can do anything at all to help.
Love, Kellie

Andrea Tucker Zongor

July 5, 2019

John was one of the sweetest men I have ever known. Always had time to listen and a wonderful story teller. So many memories at the lake and camping adventures. He will be missed.